Nevis and St. Kitts were discovered by Columbus in 1493 and settled by the English in 1625. They remained British colonies until they gained their independence in 1983, as the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis.


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The legal system is based on English common law. It is a part of the West Indies court system with the British Privy Council being the final appellate Court.

English is the official language of Nevis and St. Kitts.

Both Nevis and St. Kitts boast modern public utilities including communications systems.

Both the Federation Government and the locally elected Assemblies are based on the British parliamentary system. The Prime Minister of St.Kitts and Nevis holds a position akin to the Prime Minister of Canada , while the Premier of Nevis holds a position akin to a US State Governor or a Premier of a Canadian province. Nevis and St. Kitts are vigorous, conservative democracies and have an excellent education system with a literacy rate of 96%, the highest in the Western Hemisphere. The Freedom Foundation (in the United States) has declared the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis as one of the 10 most free nations in the World.

Nevis and St. Kitts are located about 250 miles southeast of Puerto Rico in the Leeward Islands group of the Lesser Antilles.

The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is one of eight island governments using the Eastern Caribbean dollar ($EC). It is pegged to the US dollar at a fixed rate of $US 1.00 to $EC 2.70. That rate of exchange has remained constant for over 20 years, and all eight participating Governments must agree on any change in currency value. It is a very stable currency.

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